Reports Report 1077a (Event 1077-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1077-2018
Observer
NameRobert N
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt appeared to come down to ground, but may have been far off enough to have impacted in the Gulf of Mexico, or West Matagorda Bay in the general direction of Palacios, TX from Bay City TX.
Location
AddressBay City, TX
Latitude28° 48' 3.68'' N (28.8°)
Longitude 96° 11' 9.57'' W (-96.19°)
Elevation7.24m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-19 21:10 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-03-20 02:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle170°
Moving
Facing azimuth210°
First azimuth200°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth210°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorLight Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksGreen at base, trailing off to white, then disappearing. I was driving a vehicle, and heard no sound. It could have been further off than I indicated. I could not tell. I’ve seen meteors before, but this was visible to nearly the horizon.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIn the green base, I saw at least one fragment separate.